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Sir William Perkins's School


Sir William Perkins's School

Sir William Perkins's School
Motto A Spe in Spem
(Latin: From Hope to Hope)
Established 1725
Type Independent day school
Head Mr C C Muller
Deputy Head Mrs S Husselbury
Founder Sir William Perkins
Location Guildford Road
KT16 9BN
Local authority Surrey
DfE number 936/6535
DfE URN 125425 Tables
Students 607 (2014)
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Houses Lonsdale, Montagu, Pankhurst, Quant
Colours Blue and Gold

Sir William Perkins's School is an independent day school for girls aged 11 to 18 in Chertsey, Surrey, England. It is situated on 49,000 m2 of greenbelt land on the outskirts of Chertsey. The Good Schools Guide described the school as "a friendly school with very good academic standards - ideal for unstuffy girls who enjoy healthy competition and getting stuck into what is on offer."[1]


  • History 1
  • Curriculum 2
  • Notable former pupils 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The school was founded in 1725 by a wealthy Chertsey merchant, Sir William Perkins. Originally for twenty five boys, the school extended its education to include twenty-five girls in 1736. It moved to purpose-built accommodation on its present twelve-acre site in 1819. In 1944, the school became a voluntary controlled grammar school for girls maintained by Surrey Education Authority and in 1978 became fully independent as an educational foundation administered by trustees.[2][3]


The 2010 ISI inspection rated the school curriculum as "excellent". The school has had a tradition of academic excellence and is often at the top of examination result tables in the county.[4][5]

Notable former pupils


  1. ^ Profile on Good Schools Guide
  2. ^ About
  3. ^ "Students celebrate record-breaking GCSE results".  
  4. ^ "William Perkins's girls top of the class". Surrey Herald. 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "William Perkins' hit A-level bonanza". Surrey Herald. 19 August 2010. 

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